Before defending her women’s 135-pound title, Miesha Tate has signed a new contract with the UFC. Tate’s management firm, KHI Management, announced the news on Tuesday via Twitter.
Congrats to @MieshaTate on signing her new @UFC contract! #TeamKHI #TeamTate #Champ pic.twitter.com/ctMMHr6jp5
— KHI Management (@KHIManagement) April 5, 2016
Tate (18-5) captured the title by defeating former titleholder Holly Holm by rear-naked choke at UFC 196 on March 5. UFC president Dana White recently stated that UFC 200 might feature a women’s title fight. If it does, it will be Tate defending her title.
Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to defend her belt at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale the night before UFC 200.
That leaves Tate.
With most other top contenders already lined up for other fights, if Tate does defend her belt at UFC 200, it would likely be in a rematch with Holm, who is also currently without a fight.
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